April 1, 2016 Subject:
Like a fine parmegianno- cheesy and delicious!
This film has everything a space opera needs:
- Lurid colors and trippy space music
- Inappropriate use of bodysuits and tunics
- Blue aliens with pointy ears
- Wacky special effects and props (one guy has a large calculator taped to his wrist by way of communicator)
- Computerized sex
But questions remain. Why do we think that in the future, we will all wear the same outfit? And all look good in tight pants? Because no. Why was half this film shot in the dark? True, it adds a bit of tension- like "I wonder what's happening in this damn murky film" tension.
For the first half of the film, everyone is remarkably laid-back. Really. Everyone's sauntering around like they might as well run this spaceship, since there's nothing else on right now. But, you know, if anything better turns up... When the ship is blasted in a surprise attack, one guy yells, "We're hit!" And the captain of the ship starts looking around like, "Where'd my pencil go?"
And maybe this is just me, but the uber-commander's face- usually, it just looks like the guy's face, but in a certain position, he looks like James Mason. He turns another way, and for just a second I'd swear he's Bob Newhart. Weird.
Three stars for the film, plus one for the cheese.
An imitation of Star Trek without any engaging personality. Even the voices seem to be a deliberate reflection of Kirk, Sulu, Scotty, Spock, Uhuru, and computer.
Familiar story of humans vs. the machines they created. The identical uniforms and stiff characters make the humans so much like robots that it doesn't seem to matter whether the "humans" win or not. Two stars rating is being generous to the film.
April 1, 2010 Subject:
sooo much cheese
this movie was soooo cheesy i ran out of crackers
August 21, 2009 Subject:
I want no heroes...
Don't ever have Star Wars, Alien, or 2001 in mind when you watch this kind of Sci-Fi B movie. You'll aways have the filling to have waisted your time.
This one is part of kind absolutely kich made at a time when Sci-Fi was on fashion. Doesn't have anything to say, really.
But cast is OK, the simple plot works, and the image quality is good. There is a brother of the StarTrekan Spok appearing, which is the surprise of the movie, even if his end is cruel.
On the other hand many sequences seem out of purpose, it is too long, for sure and does not really take you... In other word if you have others movies to watch, keep this one for later, but, but, there is a lot of Sci-Fi film a lot worst than this one.
August 19, 2009 Subject:
This movie is hilarious. It is painful to sit through the whole movie, but the music almost makes it worthwhile.
"I've tried every communication--even the radio!"
July 5, 2009 Subject:
Itlay makes another bad decision
Not scene WWII has the Italians made such a bad decision, this time to make this...movie. A great movie to read your e-mails by, or clip your toe nails...
The color was good...
April 1, 2009 Subject:
Italy Strikes Back
On the heels of Star Wars comes Cosmos: War of the Planets. Not to be outdone, the Italians figured (wrongly) that they could make their own movie just as good as America. Do you like sitting around talking or even sitting around looking at one another? Then this is the movie for you. It makes a good alternative for those who felt that 2001's pacing was too heart-pounding and rapid-paced. As a lover of bad movies even this was hard to watch. No wonder no one has reviewed it yet. I doubt anyone can make themselves sit through it all the way.